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Exercise 1.6: The Contemporary Abyss

Read Simon Morely’s essay ‘Staring into the Contemporary Abyss’


Next choose any body of work that you feel explores the sublime. It may be photographic, literay, cinematic or any other medium.

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I’ve passed the Art of Poetry!

A 2.1 is a great result considering I had little experience of writing poetry when I started AOP.

Thanks to my tutor for her guidance and encouragement.

Much appreciated.


The Sublime and Taoism

Approaching Assignment One I have decided to focus on my interpretation of the sublime. At first, I had intended to focus on beauty, after all, it is something that is believed to be innate to all, we have our own perception and definition of it and therefore can convey what it means to us. 974 more words


Assignment Six - Placing the House

What will happen when we are gone?

It is perhaps a macabre, daunting or fantastical thought to contemplate yet is the basis for my Assignment Six Transitions. 764 more words


Masters of Photography

‘Masters of Photography’ the premise is echoed throughout the TV industry constantly metamorphosing to suit the subject. Twelve hopefuls compete against others to gain a considerable amount of money and be crowned winner. 883 more words


Exercise 1.2: Photography in the museum or in the gallery?

Read Rosalind Krauss’s essay ‘Photography’s Discursive Spaces: Landscape/View’. Summarise Krauss’s key points in your learning log (in note form) and add any comments or reflections.

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Is Photography An Art?

The course began with a few pages on how photography was created, I found it especially fascinating to hear the thoughts of critics and the debate as to whether photography is regarded in itself an art. 1,151 more words